Adviser on Business & Human Rights

Business & Human Rights Recourse Center - Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Feb 26

Position description

The Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark’s national human rights institution, works internationally to support the development and implementation of national and international frameworks that foster respect for human rights in the context of business activities. You will be part of an international team of experts based in Copenhagen, working across the intersections of human rights, business and sustainable development within DIHR’s Human Rights & Development Department.


  • Develop methods, tools and analyses to promote the effective implementation of human rights and business frameworks at the national level in different countries, in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda;
  • Work with state institutions and other stakeholders in DIHR countries of operation to support the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
  • Contribute to discussions at regional and global level to exchange on current practice and advance standards and mechanisms that protect human rights in the context of globalised business activities.


  • You have in-depth knowledge of international human rights law and demonstrated expertise in issues related to the intersections of human rights and the global economy.  
  • You have substantial experience of working nationally and/or internationally to advance human rights in business and understand the role and mandate of national human rights institutions.  
  • You are interested in development finance, trade and investment.  
  • You want to be part of developing methodologies and indicators to measure progress in the implementation of human rights.  
  • You are interested in and/or have experience working with new technologies and ICT as it relates to business and human rights. 
  • You have a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law, Political Science, International Relations or another relevant area.  
  • As a colleague, you are constructive, curious and flexible and enjoy working in a team.  
  • You are organised, have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and understand that administration is part of the job.  
  • You are willing to travel regionally and internationally on a regular basis and enjoy engaging with a variety of stakeholders – including businesses, civil society, financial institutions etc.  
  • You can communicate clearly and effectively to a range of actors in local, national and international settings.  
  • You have excellent command of English and you are fluent in at least one other official UN language, preferably Spanish.  


The position is full-time (37 hours per week) based in Copenhagen with significant international travel. Salary and other conditions are set in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, as applicable.  

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